Part One: Mark Pinsky, journalist .
"I live among evangelicals, and admired them. Now I think a reckoning is due. " Mark Pinsky
We have a conversation with Mark Pinsky about the opinions of evangelicals, and how they have been rethinking their commitment to Trump. He was their "sinner that delivered" for most, but now some are splitting away from that opinion. His lack of charity, racism, and immorality is problematic. Climate change may be the wedge issue. There is talk about "creation care" and the concept of stewardship, rather than exploitation of the Earth.
bio: Orlando-based journalist and author Mark I. Pinsky has covered evangelical Christianity since 1985 for the Los Angeles Times, the Orlando Sentinel, the BBC and Religion News Service, as well as for the Forward. He is the author of A Jew Among the Evangelicals: A Guide for The Perplexed.
A Shift in American Family Values Is Fueling Estrangement Both parents and adult children often fail to recognizehow profoundly the rules of family life have changed over the past half century.https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2021/01/why-parents-and-kids-get-estranged/617612/
bio: Joshua Coleman is a psychologist and senior fellow at the Council on Contemporary Families, and the author of the forthcoming bookRules of Estrangement: Why Adult Children Cut Ties and How to Heal the Conflict.
We discuss how economic forces have affected how people relate to their families. There are high rates of economic inequality, which has led to depression, anxiety, and suicide ideation. This has stressed families. Part of this is also the increased closeness of between parents and children in recent year, so that they are more aware of how their children feel, and their expectations for their children are higher. What public policies can help?